OARO officially becomes a security solutions provider to the nuclear industry with ARC Clean Energy contract

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HALIFAX, NS – May 5, 2021 – OARO is pleased to announce its first commercial contract with ARC Clean Energy Canada Inc. (ARC Canada), a leader in advanced small modular reactor (SMR) technology development with headquarters in Saint John, New Brunswick. This commercial agreement represents OARO’s official entry into the Nuclear sector as a digital security solutions provider.

ARC Canada will be implementing OARO ACCESS with Elevated Skin Temperature (EST) Screening to enhance workplace safety and security in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. This solution will control physical access to ARC Canada’s Head Office, using facial recognition and elevated skin temperature screening—all combined into a single camera. It will enable ARC Canada employees and partners to onboard themselves remotely and create a Digital Identity. Authorized individuals will be able to simply walk up to a secured door and have it unlocked automatically.

Simultaneously, the Elevated Skin Temperature sensor will deny access to any authorized individual attempting to enter the monitored area if they have a high temperature, keeping the workplace environment safe for their fellow employees. Elevated skin temperature (EST) can be an indicator of a fever, a commonly reported symptom of COVID-19. In 2020, OARO was selected by the Canadian Air Transport Security Agency (CATSA) to provide Elevated Skin Temperature screening systems for Canada’s 15 largest airports.

“OARO has demonstrated that they adhere to the high standards of the Canadian nuclear industry,” said ARC Canada Chief Executive Officer, Norman JD Sawyer. “ARC Canada’s technical team conducted a thorough examination of best practices for access control and OARO’s solution demonstrated the ability to monitor security, health and safety.”

OARO is a member company of the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI), the leading and trusted voice of the Canadian nuclear supply chain, actively promoting safe, clean, and reliable nuclear electricity. Full Members are companies who are a supplier, or potential supplier, of goods or services to the Canadian nuclear industry and who are not controlled or subsidized by a Governmental Authority and having a permanent establishment in Canada.

About ARC Clean Energy Canada Inc.

ARC Clean Energy Canada Inc. (ARC Canada) is a clean energy technology company developing the ARC-100, an advanced small modular reactor (SMR) offering inherently safe, reliable, and economical carbon free power that deals with waste. ARC Canada has established its Head Office in Saint John, New Brunswick with a goal of promoting business and economic development within Canada. ARC Canada envisions the creation of a sustainable supply chain delivering economic growth, well-paying supply chain jobs and the opportunity for New Brunswick and Canada to take a lead in the advanced small modular reactor technology field.

Please visit www.arcenergy.co to learn more.

ARC Canada Media Contact: Carol Lynn Landry clandry@arcenergy.co

About OARO

We use the digital world to help your business verify the real one. OARO is a global provider of enterprise identity and access management solutions, trusted by some of the world’s largest private and public sector organizations. OARO is revolutionizing how leading organizations authenticate and authorize in the physical and digital worlds using biometrics, cryptography, and Blockchain. Founded in 2017, OARO is a Canadian company with offices in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Madrid, Spain. Please visit www.oaro.net to learn more.

For more information, please contact:

Michele Lunney, Vice President Business Development, North America, mlunney@oaro.net